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On Patrol with the Australian SAS: Sleeping with Your Ears Open

McKay, Gary
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741752885
Pages: 307
Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 0

Condition: Near Fine

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'Sleeping With Your Ears Open takes the reader into the heart and soul of the men of the Australian Army's Special Air Services Regiment. It provides a clear insight into the rigours of the SAS selection process, training for war in Papua New Guinea, then in graphic and sometimes raw and brutal detail into combat behind enemy lines in Borneo and South Viet Nam. 'It is an engrossing soldier's story. One in which the qualities of the men, their mental, physical and psychological toughness together with their superb battlecraft, essential for operating in small teams isolated in the "enemy's backyard", emerge as the key components for their success in these two conflicts.'Brigadier Rod Curtis, AM, MC (Retd)'McKay has done what few other authors writing about the SAS achieve. He debunks the myths and lets the men who served in the Regiment tell it as it was. My children ask me what it was like to serve with the SAS in South Viet Nam: I will give them this book to read.'Brigadier Chris Roberts, AM, CSC
1. The SAS trooper 2. Cutting the mustard 3. The SAS patrol 4. Borneo--the proving ground 5. Papua New Guinea 6. Fine-tuning 7. Viet Nam 8. Getting ready--patrol preparation 9. Getting in 10. The daily routine 11. Getting close 12. Getting personal 13. Getting out 14. Targets down, patch out 15. The opposition. pp. xxi, 305 Illustrated. 041214/0318/0819


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